This is the final layout for my top. I had the blocks all up on the design wall at work (yes, work) and on Saturday I asked M if she would go to the office to look at my quilt top and give me suggestions on the layout. A second opinion is great with something like this. The first thing M did was take a picture and then we started swapping blocks, taking pictures in color and in black and white and moving blocks around. After 45 minutes and many pictures later, I looked at it and said "this is it!" and sure enough, M looked back at her photos and it was exactly the same as when we started.
The moral of the story........trust your instincts!
Now to start adding the leaves!